Here are six of the top sources for sodium in today’s diet, according to the American Heart Association.
Eating too many salty foods can create all sorts of health problems, including high blood pressure. What you may not know is that a lot of common foods are packed with excess sodium.
“Excess sodium in our diets has less to do with what we’re adding to our food and more to do with what’s already in the food,” said Emily Bailey, a registered dietitian with Memorial Medical Center. “The average individual is getting more than double the amount of sodium that they need, but there are ways to improve the sodium intake under their control.”